Wade v Farmer: Machine to halt Farmer

it is surely only a matter of time before he translates his record onto the Ally Pally stage

Certainly one of the more surprising competitors still left at the last 16 stage is Steve Farmer, but he will have his work cut out if he is going to progress any further as he faces what is looking like a very well-oiled Machine.

James Wade was never really going to struggle in his opening round contest against Petri Korte but his annihilation of Jelle Klassen in round two was very impressive.  He himself said that it wasn’t his best performance, but in averaging 95.9 and only dropping four legs, it will be enough to beat the majority of opponents.

If his performances really do improve as he says they can over the tournament then he will have to be considered as one of the two or three favourites to lift the trophy come the New Year. He may never have quite done it at the World Championships but his record at the other majors is phenomenal and it is surely only a matter of time before he translates this record onto the Ally Pally stage.

Of course there are no easy matches at this stage, especially when you consider Farmer knocked out Ronnie Baxter in round one and is a former World Masters and Players Championship semi-finalist.

The man from Telford is certainly a threat, as the head-to-head record would suggest; with Farmer winning both previous meetings between the two. These both came in floor events though, and his only appearance at the World Championships against a man of form and quality ended in a 3-0 loss to Paul Nicholson last year.

I can’t see anything but a comfortable Wade win arising from the match on Thursday afternoon and looking at the handicap markets it is Boylesports who are offering the best value with a Wade -2.5 sets available at 4/5.

Recommended Bet:

Wade -2.5 sets @ 4/5 with Boylesports

Written By:- Phil Haigh (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 28/12/2011 - 18:58 PM
Filed in:- PDC World Championship Betting News

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